Rainer Werner Fassbinder

The BRD Trilogy

The BRD Trilogy

By the age of thirty-four, German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder had directed already twenty-two feature films. In 1978, he embarked upon a project to trace the history of postwar Germany in a series of films told through the eyes of three remarkable women. Fassbinder’s The Marriage of Maria Braun, Lola, and Veronika Voss—the BRD (Bundesrepublik Deutschland) Trilogy—would garner him the international acclaim he had always yearned for and place his name foremost in the canon of New German Cinema.

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  • Spine #203

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The BRD Trilogy

Special Features

  • New high-definition digital transfers of all three films, enhanced for widescreen televisions
  • I Don’t Just Want You to Love Me, a feature-length documentary of Fassbinder’s life and career
  • Life Stories: A conversation with R.W. Fassbinder, a rare 45-minute interview with the director, made for German television
  • Exclusive video interview with Fassbinder cinematographer Xaver Schwarzenberger
  • Exclusive video conversation between Fassbinder scholar Laurence Kardish and editor Juliane Lorenz
  • Audio commentary on The Marriage of Maria Braun by cinematographer Michael Ballhaus and renowned filmmaker Wim Wenders
  • Exclusive video interview with the star of The Marriage of Maria Braun and regular Fassbinder collaborator, Hanna Schygulla
  • Video interview with Fassbinder scholar Eric Rentschler on The Marriage of Maria Braun
  • Audio commentary on Veronika Voss by Fassbinder scholar Tony Rayns
  • New video conversation with Veronika Voss star Rosel Zech and editor Juliane Lorenz
  • Dance with Death (Tanz mit dem Tod), a one-hour portrait of UFA Studios star Sybille Schmitz, Fassbinder’s inspiration for the character Veronika Voss
  • Audio commentary on Lola by Fassbinder documentarian, biographer, and friend Christian Braad Thomsen
  • New video interview with Lola star Barbara Sukowa
  • New video interview with Fassbinder co-screenwriter Peter Märthesheimer
  • New and improved English subtitle translations for all three films
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer editions

New covers by Michael Boland